They were a couple doing a performance about women, s*x and bodily fluids. Then they broke up – and made it more explicit. Meet the duo behind Hotter
The pants arrived today. They’re bright pink with the word HOTTER emblazoned on them in red letters. “We’ve always had cheap pants that were drawn on,” says Ell Potter, stretching the elastic. She drops them on the table and grins at Mary Higgins. After two years, the pair’s debut Edinburgh fringe show has made it to one of London’s coolest theatres. Hence the underwear upgrade.
Hotter is their sweaty interrogation of the female body, its fluids, desires and changes. The duo, both 23, are more used to conducting interviews than giving them. For the show, they quizzed women and non-binary people between the ages of 11 and 97. Questions ranged from a simple choice – hot or cold? – to deeper queries about the strengths, uses and failings of their bodies.
What gets you hot? The sweaty, brutally honest show about bodies